NASHVILLE, Tenn. For Vanderbilt, it wasn't so much a question of how as it was how many in a 22-6 win over visiting Kentucky on Saturday.
With the victory, the Commodores (6-4) became bowl eligible for a third-consecutive season for the first time in program history. With a win at Tennessee next Saturday or against visiting Wake Forest on Nov. 30 in the regular season finale, Vanderbilt will be guaranteed of consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 1974-75.
Per the usual, though, Vanderbilt's third-year coach James Franklin would only acknowledge Saturday's victory that came in front of 33,488 at Vanderbilt Stadium and not what it meant for the program overall.
"When you beat an SEC team, you couldn't be more excited," said Franklin, whose team is 3-4 in SEC play this season. "We are going to enjoy it tonight, and tomorrow we are going to focus on our next opponent. At the end of the year, we'll come in here and you guys will tell u...